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Economic Policy Forum: The Color of Money: The History and Creation of the Racial Wealth Gap.

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Department of of Economics

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The Economic Policy Forum is hosted by the Department of Economics. 

The Fall series will conclude with Mehrsa Baradaran who will present The Color of Money: The History and Creation of the Racial Wealth Gap.

Mehrsa Baradaran is the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Baradaran is a leading scholar on financial services law and has developed a number of policies to address U.S. economic inequality and the racial wealth gap. Her most recent book, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, explores the history behind the racial wealth gap and the reasons why it has persisted for more than 150 years. Baradaran focuses on the role of Black banks as a means by which to understand how Black communities build wealth in a segregated economy.

This event will be held on Zoom. Register Here.